Kitty Felde Washington, D.C. Correspondent

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Kitty Felde is KPCC's Washington, D.C. Correspondent.

Before moving to the nation's capital, Kitty hosted KPCC's "Talk of the City" from 1997-2006.

In addition to her work in Los Angeles, Felde has reported from Africa and The Hague on AIDS and the war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and Bosnia.

When Felde puts down her microphone, she puts on her pointed shoes in ballet class. She's also an award-winning playwright. Her work has been produced at the National Theater in Washington, D.C., and at various theaters in New York and Los Angeles. If you look very closely in Woody Allen's "Radio Days," you'll spot her playing the role of Mrs. Riley.

Stories by Kitty Felde

'Walking Dead' is a big hit with Republicans

That's one of the odd facts ad buyers have discovered when placing TV spots for political candidates. Yep, it's that time again.

LA Congressman Tony Cardenas survives 'Colbert Report'

The freshman lawmaker from the San Fernando Valley managed to keep a straight face during his grilling from the blowhard newsman character.

A no-labels strategy from GOP Congressional hopeful Elan Carr

He's running to replace Henry Waxman in a heavily-Democratic district, which explains why his first TV ad doesn't mention he's a Republican.

What do Californians think about Congress?

A new Field Poll may be bade news for incumbents: less than half of respondents say they're inclined to vote for their current member of Congress.

Money and the midterms: Who's got the most green?

Candidates had to file financial reports this week, revealing that the dash for cash is in full effect throughout California.

Big bucks being raised to replace Henry Waxman (Updated)

The top five fundraisers in the race collected $3.2 million dollars in the first quarter of the year, led by attorney David Kanuth, who will spend to raise his name recognition.

House Democrats still seeking to force immigration vote

There's not much you can do if you're the minority party, but House Democrats are targeting vulnerable Republicans by using a rarely successful maneuver.

Feinstein fishing for more GOP votes on drought bill

California's senior senator needs five Republicans to help fast-track her legislation. If she's successful, negotiations with the House can proceed.

California water interests prime the pump in Washington

As the state's crippling drought persists, lawmakers and lobbyists wrestle with how to respond. One lawmaker says: 'You can make water run uphill if you have enough money.'

Speier proposes sexual harassment training for the US House

Members of the House don't have to take sexual harassment training. With video of a married lawmaker kissing a staffer, one congresswoman says maybe they should.

3 arrested in immigration sit-ins of DC offices of SoCal House members

Immigrant rights activists were arrested after sit-ins Monday at the Washington, D.C. offices of two House Democrats from Southern California.

GOP's Denham wants immigration amendment to defense budget bill

Immigration reform legislation is stalled in the House of Representatives. At least one California Republican and one Democrat are trying to advance reform via amendments.

Inland Empire doctors in for a Medicare pay raise

Riverside and San Bernardino have been considered "rural" counties ever since Medicare was started. A bill awaiting the president's signature should encourage doctors to take more patients.

A 'House of Cards' tax credits battle worthy of protagonist

What would Frank Underwood do? First, try schmoozing, which is what Kevin Spacey did in an attempt to settle a dispute over production tax credits.

Feinstein fights Idaho colleagues over judicial appointment

California's senior senator is hoping to fill a vacancy on a federal bench that's been open for more than nine years because of a territorial dispute.